National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)

Hearing on NCPDP Standards Updates

Virtual Hearing
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 26, 2018

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Hearing Purpose

The purpose of this hearing is to seek input from the health care industry regarding the updated versions of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) standards – specifically, version F2 and use of the updated subrogation standard between all payers. The Committee intends to obtain information from industry regarding costs and benefits, business need and mitigation of burden.   


Tentative Agenda

Unless otherwise specified, each testifier will have 7 minutes to present key points
followed by Committee Q & A.

Written testimony is requested to supplement oral testimony and is welcomed from any other individual or organization who is not presenting.


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions


Alix Goss and Nick Coussoule

Co-Chairs, Standards Subcommittee

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Background of request for F2 and subrogation


Margaret Weiker, Annette Gabel



Comments from DSMO Chair

Jean Narcisi, ADA Chair


PART 1                                             NCPDP F2



9:45–10:25 a.m.      Session A: Pharmacies (45 minutes)



Erica Brown

Sharon Gruttadauria

Christian Tadrus

Kevin Nicholson


Lisa Schwartz

Darren Townzen

Gary Schoettmer



Committee Q&A




CVS Health

Sams Health Mart (independent Rx)

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)

National Community Pharmacists



APhA Pharmacists Rep

10:25–10:35 a.m.




10:35–11:25 a.m.     Session B: Payers and PBMs (60 Minutes)



Frank Annecchini


Jose Tieso

Michael Safreno

Jacke Krewson

Morgan Bojorquez

Jon Paladino

Wendy Krasner


Committee Q&A



Commercial Health Plans

DXC (DE Medicaid)

CVS Health – Payer

DST Systems (PBM)

Humana (PBM)

Prime Therapeutics


11:30–12:10 p.m.  Session C: Clearinghouses and Vendors (45 minutes)



Beth Kaye

Patrick Harris

Tony Stewart

Leann Lewis

Kevin Crowe

Mike Day

Richard Brook


Committee Q&A



RelayHealth – Medicare Part D

McKesson Pharmacy Systems





12:10–12:30 p.m.




12:30–1:30 p.m.




PART 2                       NCPDP Subrogation (35 minutes)   


1:30 – 2:05 p.m.

Medicare Part D

DST Pharmacy

CVS Caremark


Department of Defense

State Medicaid


Committee Q&A


Shelly Winston (written)

Colleen Palmer

Angela Dickinson (via phone)

Andrea Kent

DeLisa Prater

Invitations Pending

2:05 – 3:20 p.m.




3:20– 3:25 p.m.

Public Comment


Rebecca Hines

NCVHS Executive Secretary/DFO


3:30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks & Adjournment

Alix Goss and Nick Coussoule

Co-Chairs, Standards Subcommittee


Upcoming Meetings

  • Standards Subcommittee Hearing on NCPDP

  • Full Committee

  • Standards Subcommittee CIO Forum

  • Standards Subcommittee Health Terminologies/Vocabularies Roundtable

  • Full Committee